Breathing for Longevity, Health, and Peace! This is a live online lesson for proper breathing during meditation, and distance healing sessions.
Take a seat in a chair or lay flat on your back, resting the feet firmly on the floor. Sitting back as far in the chair as your body will allow without your shoulders touching the back of the chair.
Left up your chest, raising it just a trifle, at the same time drawing in the abdominal region.
Shoulders are thrown gently back and drooping just a little, rest the hands-on lap elbows touching the hip bone, thumbs threw out in form of a V, fingers drawn out without directly touching each other. Feet are separated, toes about five to seven inches apart, heels only one or two inches, thus forming the letter V.
Lips are closed, teeth separated, tongue resting upon the lower part of the mouth, the tip of the tongue touching lower teeth and gently curved under, and perfectly flattened and relaxed. Chin is drawn in sufficiently to with all the muscles relaxed but spinal column firm. The position must be so taken that the back of the body is always turned toward the light.
Select some object to suggest or induce drifting thought currents. A painting hanging on the wall may be chosen if desired.
Fix your eyes three to seven feet in front of you at eye level, this will help with the ability to focus the mind and empty or slow down the mind’s chatter and begin to concentrate. This is Key.
Take a deep breath through the nostrils only hold it as long as you can comfortably everything is to be done without strain. This will be helpful for emptying the lungs. Now empty the lungs, by exhaling all of the air you can pull in the abdomen, helping to push most of the air out the lungs.
Now inhale slowly, the rhythm of the breath is five to seven seconds. The next steps hold the breath for five to seven seconds, this is done without strain or discomfort. Allow the lungs to naturally pull air back into the upper lobes. The key in this is teaching the lungs to inhalation and exhalation without effort, unevenness, or too fast.
Keep your eyes fixed on the object in front of you continue slow breathing, concentrate your mind on the breath itself, following the current as it enters the nostrils down into the lung, allow as much air to flow into the chest down to the diaphragmatic region. Doing the same as you exhale.
The mindfulness part of this is to convince your own mind that it is for the purpose of building up cellular tissues throughout the entire system, thereby ensuring a foundation for regenerative life. Breathe with the knowledge that Breath is the life principle, and that the object of breathing is to reach perfect consciousness. The exercise alone without the concentration will only partly do the work, and the result will be according. The concentration without the exercise will only assure mental gratification for the time being, but will not produce anything of a lasting nature.
Inhale for seven seconds, and exhale for seven seconds. This exercise is to be taken, as described above, for three minutes at a time, three times a day-three minutes in the morning, three minutes at noon, and three minutes before sunset, making nine minutes assigned to the exercise for the whole day. Surely these minutes cannot be used for a better purpose than to create for yourselves a new body and better conditions to govern it. Do not take it for a half-hour after meals.
Gradually you will learn to inhale and exhale for up to seven seconds. Here are some tips to get you started off on the right track. Inhale for four seconds, emptying the lungs thoroughly. Allow the breath to flow smooth and calm, pause for one second to rest this will reverse the current, then exhale for a period of four seconds, emptying the lungs thoroughly. Do not use force, or breathe rapidly. To avoid counting the time, make use of some well-known melody. Think it mentally, first more rapidly, then, later on, lengthen the time until you cover the space of seven seconds for each inhalation and each exhalation; then rest one second before repeating
Keep focused on the object to better help clear the mind. No matter how excited, nervous, tired or dull your mind may be, as soon as you take up this exercise you will feel fully satisfied with its results. The nervous system will be calmed because of the generation of electric force; the mind relieved because of the tranquil state secured through concentration. The body will feel more exhilarated because of the more normal circulation of the blood.